A film by John Ford
Starring Harry Carey, Duke R. Lee, George Berrell
Ford’s first feature follows Cheyenne (Harry Carey), a freelance outlaw hired to intervene in a dispute between a scheming rancher and a farmer. Both a tragic murder and growing affection for the farmer’s daughter leads Harry to a moral reckoning regarding his gun-for-hire ethos.
Similar to Ford’s later Westerns, Straight Shooting never veers into action for the sake of action. It is leisurely and steadily paced, accented by pauses and reflections, yet Ford knows when to heighten the tension, especially in the film’s exciting climax. Archival print courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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